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by chwe
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Pi 4B v1.2?
Replies: 283
Views: 33957

Re: New Pi 4B v1.2?

I would like to add myself to the list of people that travel with a pi. Presently it is a pi zero w that I access as an OTG device. In the future when I update to a newer laptop with USB-C, I'll take along a 4 instead. It would be nice if they are compatible with the same cables as the laptop, so a...
by chwe
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is anyone really using dual 4k drivers on Rpi4?
Replies: 41
Views: 2349

Re: Is anyone using all the new features of the Rpi4?

dsstrainer, I'm curious if people have found real-world applications where they are using it with... Why are you asking about "real-world applications"? The Pi was/is created for education and fun. Who cares about "real-world"? if it's about fun and education, they could have stopped after version ...
by chwe
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Debian Jessie 8 and OMV
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: Debian Jessie 8 and OMV

Thanks for the answer! Sadly I dont have that luxury anymore to maintain things like rpi server + nas, thats why I am thinking about something that is managed for you with all bells snd whistles ( like updates and os update / upgrade). I tried on search for something like rolling release distro + o...
by chwe
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Debian Jessie 8 and OMV
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: Debian Jessie 8 and OMV

So Inassume there is no other way as just install omv 4, write down all the config made and then every 2-3 years re-create everything from scratch. I would probably directly go for buster then. Raspbian quite early drops support for older releases (e.g. no kernel updates anymore, iirc it was quite ...
by chwe
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Debian Jessie 8 and OMV
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: Debian Jessie 8 and OMV

Maybe the question is better asked in the OMV forum ( https://forum.openmediavault.org/index.php/BoardList/ ). Likely that you find more people who had such a task. The original images for OMV (at least for 4 and iirc also 3) for the Raspberry Pi were not based on Raspbian (in fact they were based o...
by chwe
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Configuring Pi for long-term reliability (SD card vs what for boot / usage)
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Configuring Pi for long-term reliability (SD card vs what for boot / usage)

The swapfile can be replaced with zram: compressed swap residing in RAM. I found a good setup script here . A topic on the Raspberry Pi forum that talks about zram: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=207304 . when suggesting a script (for Raspbian) I would rather go for Stuarts scri...
by chwe
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Pi 4B v1.2?
Replies: 283
Views: 33957

Re: New Pi 4B v1.2?

at least your boss spotted it (from the second link): https://www.androidauthority.com/raspberry-pi-4-bug-wifi-resolution-1059644/ commenting that: “Hard to know what the problem is from the blog post (sic), but this is exactly what I’d expect if someone was using poorly shielded HDMI cables,” Upton...
by chwe
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Pi 4B v1.2?
Replies: 283
Views: 33957

Re: New Pi 4B v1.2?

... 2. The first batch? How big does a production run need to be before batch becomes the wrong word? 1M, 2M, 3M? I think we're past 2M Pi4's sold so far. I'm pretty sure if they were 'broken', sales would be a tad lower than that. 3. They are not broken, they just don't work with a very specific s...
by chwe
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Timeframe for USB C power board revision
Replies: 32
Views: 8191

Re: Timeframe for USB C power board revision

That seems quite a good idea. Original PSU cannot get two of SSDs powered at the same time and I got an itch to try to rsync one to another and thus kickstart another Pi4 machine (not 100% sure what for, but I have it and why not?!). Would someone be able to make some post/blog with pictures of how...
by chwe
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Timeframe for USB C power board revision
Replies: 32
Views: 8191

Re: Timeframe for USB C power board revision

this is really ridiculous. The foundation messed up big time and should make an announcement when this is fixed with a new board revision. Yep really messed up not allowing a $60 PS to power a $35 computer. Their official PS works with Pi's, did they mess up by not making it run Apples? Surely this...
by chwe
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PrintDrone wall printing graffiti drone
Replies: 8
Views: 908

Re: PrintDrone wall printing graffiti drone

It's been many years since I saw graffiti high up on buildings, under bridges and other such inaccessible places and speculated we would see the place being uglyfied by quad copters one day. I guess that day has finally come. I hope the kids that do this get long prison sentences yeah.. all these s...
by chwe
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 127417

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion

From https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/bcm2711/rpi_DATA_2711_1p0_preliminary.pdf The Pi4B has a dedicated SD card socket which suports 1.8V, DDR50 mode (at a peak bandwidth of 50Megabytes / sec). In addition, a legacy SDIO interface is available on the GPIO pins. can som...
by chwe
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is there any way I can use both my physical switch and my relay simultaneously
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Is there any way I can use both my physical switch and my relay simultaneously

The only problem with that is the amount of noise on the cable between the press-to-make switch and the Raspberry. we had something like that with ESP8266 (hidden under nice old ceramic switches) combined with a (hijacked) philipps hue system (there are nice bindings to node red available). The bes...
by chwe
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What is a good replacement for Etcher (ads and ignores privacy)
Replies: 84
Views: 6740

Re: What is a good replacement for Etcher (ads and ignores privacy)

I respectfully disagree with you, in terms of verification being the most important. If for example, we assume Etcher did not exist but there was an Etcher like tool that did everything but verification and a manual Linux/Windows/MacOS command line method that included verification, for new folks I...
by chwe
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What is a good replacement for Etcher (ads and ignores privacy)
Replies: 84
Views: 6740

Re: What is a good replacement for Etcher (ads and ignores privacy)

lol.. so much garbage for only two words. On linux there are a bunch of tools.. even dd, but I still use Etcher. And the whole point of using etcher is image verification (if there's a tool which uses less resources, etcher generates 'a lot of load' for a simple job, I would happily switch). (Some) ...
by chwe
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What is a good replacement for Etcher (ads and ignores privacy)
Replies: 84
Views: 6740

Re: What is a good replacement for Etcher (ads and ignores privacy)

The whole point of recommending Etcher is it mostly idiot proofs the process so at least a new person gets a working SD card that has a good chance of a successful first boot. Another big win is that it can be done from the "safety and comfort" of the Windows computer they most likely have and at l...
by chwe
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Increase /boot Partiton?
Replies: 34
Views: 1630

Re: Increase /boot Partiton?

not that I support the approach of using /boot as an 'storageplace' but why not just create an Raspbian with an extended fat partition during image creation (I would rather prefer a raspbian without any fat partition at all - won't happen and different story at all)? e.g. https://github.com/RPi-Dist...
by chwe
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI4: Why is everything still 32-bit?
Replies: 183
Views: 12528

Re: RPI4: Why is everything still 32-bit?

sure, someone who might be interested in a 64bit userland is for sure an expert in debootstrap and setting up a qemu on a buildhost to glue a more or less proper 64bit debian together.. :roll: If we've a look at the current distribution providing "debian based" (okay, it's ubuntu, but wont be picky ...
by chwe
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI4: Why is everything still 32-bit?
Replies: 183
Views: 12528

Re: RPI4: Why is everything still 32-bit?

I thought that post was past history, but i guess someone had to bring it up again. The delete question was rhetorical btw, no-one else felt the need to actually answer it. Always best not to tell us how to run the forum, it's been running pretty well for 7 years. People who rant, insult staff, or ...
by chwe
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI4: Why is everything still 32-bit?
Replies: 183
Views: 12528

Re: RPI4: Why is everything still 32-bit?

7 posts and this. Wow. Not going to delete this one, to simply prove that NO we don't delete posts like this. You have to be a real A-hole to get a post deleted, you are just an amateur. so if you only take people serious with a certain amount of posts, you might miss a bunch of good ones.. They si...
by chwe
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Support window for Raspbian Stretch?
Replies: 12
Views: 836

Re: Support window for Raspbian Stretch?

And he got an answer...which he rejected. He said he runs his Pis headless....he didn't say they were inaccessible. really? I don't see a rejection in it.. Obviously if his assumption that the driver get's updated with every kernelupdate is correct, headless boards connected over wifi (otherwise he...
by chwe
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI Web Server
Replies: 19
Views: 1779

Re: Raspberry PI Web Server

Meh, whatever. Secure system is secure if you are careful. and it's not careful if you rely on software which isn't updated since months/years. Especially for software which gets regular updates such as the kernel. 07:50:50 up 405 days Pi 2B running old software, no longer supported. Ports 80 and 2...
by chwe
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI Web Server
Replies: 19
Views: 1779

Re: Raspberry PI Web Server

Up time has been really good, last reboot was 196 days ago. means your last kernelupdate was 196 days ago? :P I don't think that raspbian supports LIVEPATCH.. Doesn't sound like a best practice approach to me. I had a SBC exposed as a webserver for a long time in my network. IMO it also depends how...
by chwe
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 64 bit Ubuntu 18.04 on Pi4B
Replies: 29
Views: 7727

Re: 64 bit Ubuntu 18.04 on Pi4B

likely that it tries to update the kernel as well? you probably should freeze the kernelpackage (apt hold ...) to ensure it doesn't mess around?

Btw. does the RPT plan to maintain a 64bit kernel on one of your repositories? At least you maintain a 64bit kernelconfig.. so it won't hurt you much.
by chwe
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!
Replies: 55
Views: 4594

Re: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!

Posting this on the RPi forum doesn't make much sense.. :D You won't find many 'haters' here.. :lol: and I'm quite confident that most of them will visit the RPi forum due to various reasons.. But if you ask for some counter argument.. Okay, I can do it. Why no eMMC option? The CM3 has this! 1. Cost...

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